Even the best workouts and diet plans can fail when it comes to getting rid of stubborn abdominal fat. If your abdominal fat is not responding to nonsurgical remedies, it may be time to consider surgical procedures to get the fit tummy you deserve. Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical option that can make the abdomen flat and taut.
Tummy Tuck – Get a Flatter Abdomen
The tummy tuck is a procedure used to remove extra skin and excess fat from the abdomen area. The surgery also involves internal tightening of the abdominal muscles to reduce sagging muscle tissue.
This procedure is ideal for many patients. It’s perfect for those who have experienced significant weight loss and now are left with excess skin on the abdomen or pockets of stubborn tummy fat. It can be helpful for women after pregnancies to tighten the stretched abdominal muscles, remove excess skin, and clear layers of fat from the midsection. It can also address stretch marks.
The tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women. This procedure is performed in accordance with each person’s body shape. An experienced and competent surgeon can design the surgery to target the specific needs of every individual case. The result will be new abdominal contours and a look that is more balanced and better aligned with your body shape.
Note that the tummy tuck is not a procedure for weight loss. Instead, it is a surgery that can give an improved profile to your midsection. Weight-loss procedures are a better choice if you are looking to shed a great deal of excess fat.
Before the Procedure: Your Consultation
Before coming in for a tummy tuck, you will need to come in for a consultation with skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Glassman. You’ll speak with Dr. Glassman about your tummy tuck expectations, and he will examine your abdominal area to decide on the ideal solution for your aesthetic issues.
During this, you will need to tell Dr. Glassman your complete medical history, along with any allergies you may have and any medications or supplements you may be taking. This information will help to avoid complications during and after the surgery.
Your doctor will ask you to not take any NSAIDs before and after the surgery. You will also need to stop smoking before your surgery and continue to avoid it for at least two weeks or as recommended by your doctor in order to heal and recover correctly.
After Your Tummy Tuck
Until you fully heal from your tummy tuck, you will need to take care how you sit and stand so as to not put strain on the abdomen. You won’t be able to participate in various physical activities for a few weeks after your surgery, including exercise and sports.
You will have a degree of swelling and bruising in your midsection for a time after the surgery. Once the swelling subsides, you will be able to notice the full effects of the tummy tuck procedure.
Once your healing is complete, you can follow a healthy diet and exercise plan to maintain your slimmer and more shapely profile. You can learn more about what that might mean for you during a consultation.
Scheduling a Consultation with Dr. Glassman
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your consultation with Dr. Glassman. You deserve that fit tummy!